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G. A. Sargın, “Myth, Ideology And Hegemony: The Political Syntax Of American Environmental Design Tradition,” ODTÜ Mimarlık Fakültesi Dergisi, vol. 17, no. 1-2, pp. 25–42, 1997, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: